So this weeks blog post was going to be about the cork garland we made for our wedding, but then I managed to get myself caught up in a crochet project! Something I am quite happy about as this is the first crocheting I have done since before Christmas. I was really struggling to get the motivation to pick up the old hooks, so I literally rummaged through my yarn box, found my trusty Rainbow yarn leftover from my Rainbow Blanket and just started a project just for the sake of it. And it has been so much fun. I never just make a project without a person in mind, or just make something for myself but Sophie’s Universe is a project I’ve been wanting to try for a long time so why not now?!
I began by alternating white and a colour for the flower, working my way through the rainbow. But along the way, I have mixed it up a little; 2 different shades of blue together for the petals and a few rings where I went through green, yellow, orange and coral to make a little rainbow. So far I’ve managed to finish parts 1 to 3, ending on the optional crab stitch row. This row is so not optional, it adds a lovely texture to the blanket.
And here is my completed Sophie’s Universe! How bright and pretty is it?!
Now I can start part 4, squaring it off to turn it into Sophie’s Garden. So exciting! While I have seen the completed blanket I’m really enjoying the surprise of seeing what we get to do in the next row and I love working with all the different stitches!
Have you done Sophie’s Universe before? Share your pictures with me! Tell me how you liked it.